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One of the most talked about and highly anticipated events that happens once a month is the Hot97 Who’s Next showcase. Upcoming artist from all of the world dream of being on the legendary SOB’s stage and only the ones who are putting in the work get to make it a reality.
Each month the even is put together by the station’s digital producer Scottie Beam, the show wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for her. The December showcase was hosted by Love and Hip Hop’s “White Chocolate” also known as Dj Drewski and he brought out a few friends from the show.
Remy Ma and Papoose’s proteges Chanel 9 and Jay Jafani (their kids) opened the show. The young starts definitely brought their own swag to the stage and had the crowd hyped.
Jersey’s own Rolling Stone P took the stage next repping “kool weirdos” and a life-size Gumpy joined the stage too alongside the rapper’s crew. The audience had their eyes glued to Rolling Stone P as he performed.
Next to hit the stage was Mozart Rick and he came with bars and his latin swag with his song “Ocho Cinco.” Even if you didn’t understand the Spanish lingo, you still found yourself dancing and bopping your head to the music.
Annoyd from CT got on stage without a crew behind him. His bars complimented his dope beats and he made it clear that he’s going to shake up the game.
Oswin Benjamin went on next to show of his lyrical skills. A God-fearing artist showed that he wasn’t afraid to talk that real.
Jaquae came out and brought along some of his friends in the game. First Fred The Godson came out and then Love and Hip Hop NY’s Bianca Bonnie came on after. The crowd lost their minds when Jaquae brought out a milly rocking robot and then went to the back of the venue to perform on a ladder. It’s safe to say that he stole the show, he left the audience wanting more.
Brooklyn’s PHresher ended the show with his intense and high energy swag. #YouKnowYouFromNYWhen you come out on stage with at least a crew of 40. It was nice to see hip hop unity take place, Jaquae came back out on stage to support his homie PHresher.